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The Best Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Sheet Sets On The Market Today!

It’s a cliche that we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, but it’s true. That’s why we invest in mattresses that support our backs and the best sheets that allow us to sleep in comfort and luxury. The best Egyptian cotton sheets are the pinnacle of luxury sleeping, with a reputation for being the softest and toughest sheets you can buy.

Americans are spending more and more time on the job and less time on vacation. When you climb into bed at night, you want to be held in warmth and comfort, but let’s face it: good sheets are expensive. They are an investment in comfort and sleep. Buying good sheets that last also keeps you from buying bad sheets that tear up easily over and over.

Here is a quick guide to clear up any misconceptions, marketing methods and everything else you need to know before buying Egyptian Cotton.

But, What Is Egyptian Cotton?

Egyptian cotton is cotton that is derived from the plant species Gossypium Barbadense. While it’s true that it’s the same plant species that Pima cotton is derived from, the climate in Egypt produces longer fibers than anywhere else in the world.  The expensive Egyptian cotton we’re talking about is also known as “extra long staple” or ELS cotton. Very little of this type of cotton is produced, so many sheet sets that state that they are “Egyptian cotton” may very well be made from cotton grown in Egypt, but it may not be ELS cotton.

What is Pima Cotton? Supima Cotton?

Pima cotton is ELS cotton that is grown in the United States instead of Egypt. Supima is a brand name of Pima cotton grown in the southwestern United States.  It is typically considered to be nearly as high quality as Egyptian extra long staple cotton. Pima cotton sheets are less expensive than sheets made from Egyptian cotton but are comparable enough to justify purchasing them if you’re on a budget. We have a complete guide on this topic here.

What About All of those ‘100% Cotton’ Sheets?

Sheets that are advertised as being made of 100% cotton are likely made of cheaper American Upland cotton and are lesser quality than either Pima or Egyptian ELS.

What’s Giza 45 and why does it matter?

Giza 45 is the highest quality cotton that you can buy; single sheets made of it can cost over $500. We currently don’t have those sheet sets featured on the site, but they are coming soon. If you would like to check out actual Giza 45 Sheets, Click Here.

Why Does Fiber Length Matter?

The reason it matters is due to how the final product feels. Because the fibers are longer, the final product is capable of producing a higher thread count and creating a stronger weave. The fibers are long and don’t stick out of the weave easily and that produces a softer sheet.

The longer fibers mean you are getting higher quality cotton sheets or other Egyptian cotton or ELS fabrics overall.

What About Thread Count?

Thread count below 200 isn’t something we would recommend, but high thread counts such as over 800 aren’t an indicator of quality. Don’t be deceived by sheets that have a high thread count as their only source of quality claims. If you’re buying 1200, 1500, 1800, or 2000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re probably not getting what you’re expecting.

Egyptian cotton is an ELS cotton, which has much more durable fibers than standard cotton does, meaning it doesn’t take as high of a thread count to be a high quality sheet. What often happens with very high thread count sheets is that the manufacturer is layering threads to increase the thread count and they’re using standard cotton that’s just grown in Egypt… no different than a t-shirt.

So, What Should I Buy?

So how do you decide where to spend your money? It’s a balance between budget and comfort. Here are the best Egyptian cotton sheets available on the market today.

Malouf Sheet Set - 600 Thread Count in Percale Weave

malouf 600 thread count egyptian cotton sheets

This sheet set from MALOUF is a classic example of top quality bed sheets.  The 600 thread count set comes in ivory, white, chocolate, khaki, slate, and silver sage, and the king size set includes a fitted sheet: 78″x80″, a flat sheet: 118″x106″, and two pillowcases: 22″x42″.  The fitted sheet has up to a 22” pocket depth.

They’re a bit stiff once they arrive, but Egyptian cotton gets a little softer with each wash, so expect to wash these a couple of times before they’re as comfy as they should be. They’re definitely a heavy sheet, but they’ll keep you cooler at night than many other sheet sets.

These come in a sateen weave. Even the packaging makes unboxing an experience that brings high expectations. You’ll never be let down with this set.

After having spent two nights in these sheets, they truly feel like good cotton sheets. They hold the mattress tightly, are soft but sturdy, and just what I like sheets to be. I’m going to buy another set! – Pamela, Verified Purchase

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, Silver Sage, Slate, Ivory, Khaki, Chocolate

Malouf Italian Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets - 400 Thread Count Artisan

malouf 400 thread count egyptian cotton sheets

This next set from MALOUF is an example of some of the highest quality sheets that you can purchase at such a low thread count, which speaks highly of quality fibers, and they’re packaged to be perfect as a gift. Made of 100 percent authentic ELS Egyptian cotton.

They are the best Italian made sheet sets, where most real Egyptian sheets are made.

You’ll never want for a better set of sheets for years to come due to its amazing durability and comfort. They’re also inspected by hand, so you know they’re certified high end.

The 400 thread count set comes in ivory and white in a Percale weave. If you want one word to describe them once washed a few times? Soft!

My husband gasped when I told him how much I spent for these sheets. After sleeping on them the first night, he was sold and declared himself a “sheet snob”. I have spent countless $$ on trying to find the perfect sheets and am now completely satisfied with these. They are so much more smooth and silky than 1,000 count sheets that were supposedly “Egyptian cotton” that I’ve purchased before. Don’t even think twice about these sheets – they are well worth the extra penny! – Lisa, Verified Purchase

Weave Type: Percale

Colors Available: White, Ivory

sferra egyptian cotton sheets

Sferra Grande Hotel Sheet Set

Sferra is a high-end name brand when you’re talking about the most sought after sheets today. This is the brand used in 5-star hotels worldwide and you definitely can’t go wrong with them.

Note: Sferra is the only brand we feature that has sheets made from the coveted Giza 45 Egyptian Cotton. You can see their Giza 45 line by clicking here.

They are soft and extra long lasting, standing up to the washing cycles forced on these fabrics as they are laundered daily and still last for years.

When a product is tested and kept by major luxury hotels, you know you’ve got a winner in both comfort and style. This has been the go to product for decade after decade. You can always feel confident that you are getting one of the best quality sheet sets made of Egyptian cotton.

These were wonderful right out of the package. I’ve bought many high thread count ELS sheets before. They can be a little stiff and scratchy at first. These weren’t. Beautiful after the first wash. Use cool water and wash separately. Dry on low. Best sheets ever.

Cathy in Tennessee –  Verified Purchase

They’re available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.

Weave Type: Percale

Colors Available: White

thomas gene 1000 thread count egyptian cotton sheets

Thomas Gene 1,000 Thread Count

These Thomas Gene 1,000 thread count sheets come in white and charcoal.  The packaging on these sheets is elegant and comes wrapped in ribbon; don’t be afraid to give yourself the gift of these sheets! These sheets scream quality from the rooftops and you won’t find many other sets that put this much effort into their presentation; they’re one of the only sets we’ve seen that are packaged like this. Many of the others we’ve found were simply wrapped in plastic.

If you want something that’s quality and comfort on your bed, there are a lot of  sheets that will do, but if you also want something beautiful that won’t break the bank, these are the ones to go with.

They’re a little scratchy at first, but after washing them (correctly!) a few times, they soften up quite nicely. Make sure you wash them at least once before using them

This Thomas Gene SET Includes 1 Flat Sheet 108” x 102” 1 Fitted Sheet 78” x 80” with Extra Deep Pockets Measuring 18 in depth and 2 Pillow Cases at 21×40.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White

Vivendi 600 Thread Count

vivendi egyptian cotton

This Vivendi sheet set is made for those with high standards.  These sheets will get softer and more comfortable with every wash and use and are machine washable and dryable.  Single ply yarns are used for these 1000 thread count sheets for a perfect texture.

These sheets are thick and because of this, they don’t wear holes in them as easily as thinner sheets do. They are a truly hotel quality level sheet set and if you’ve ever stayed at a nice hotel, you’ll notice the similarity in quality.

These sheets will fit comfortably on a 17” deep mattress; while they will technically fit an 18” deep mattress, they will be tight. For a very smooth sleeping experience, iron these sheets just out of the dryer.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, Ivory, Light Blue, Charcoal Grey

American Pillowcase 540 Thread Count

American Pillowcase 540 thread count sateen sheets

These 600 thread count sheets  from American Pillowcase are simply beautiful.  They come in multiple colors, but it doesn’t matter which one you pick, because what you’re purchasing is simple elegance. The set is wrinkle-resistant and has matching sham and duvet covers that are sold separately.

For additional quality protection, make sure when you purchase American Pillowcase products, “sold by” says American Pillowcase or else they may be counterfeit.

These will need a couple of washings to bring out their softness, but it’s well worth the effort to do it. Do it at least once before using them.

The deep pocket fitted sheet will fit a mattress up to 18” deep.  The set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and four pillowcases, a great value. The fitted sheet is 60”x80”, the flat sheet is 90”x102”, and the pillow cases are 21”x32”.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, ivory, chocolate, grey, light blue

Deluxe Italian Sheets 200 Thread Count

deluxe egyptian sheets size twin

This deluxe set of sheets is 100% made in Italy and are made of 100% Egyptian cotton in a percale weave style.

The fabric of these sheets is crisp, yet smooth; with proper care, they should last for years with no pilling or loose threads at all. For the price, this is a high quality set of sheets available in a percale weave. If all you’ve ever slept on were sateen sheets, be prepared to be amazed at this percale set.

Their deep pockets are guaranteed to fit any bed between 6” and 22” thick. Included is one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and one pillow case. Additional pillow cases are sold separately. Available in twin, twin xl, full, queen, king, and california king.

Weave Type: Percale

Colors Available: White, ivory

DreamFit 4-Degree 400 Thread Count

dream fit 4

For something a cut above the rest, choose this Dream Fit 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheet set.  100% single ply Egyptian cotton is used to make the perfect sheet set.

One special thing about these sheets is that they’re made in the United States from imported 100% Egyptian cotton. As with most quality sets of cotton sheets, they should be washed at least once before use to help bring out the softness.

The full sheet set includes one over-sized flat sheet that measures 94″ x 110″, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: Champagne, Twilight, Truffle, Snow

Exceptional Sheets 1000 Thread Count

Normally quality cotton sheets come in demure and elegant colors, but Exceptional Sheets knows that quality is something that belongs in bold colors too!

Exceptional Sheets are just that… exceptional. These are soft, smooth, and cool to the touch. If you’re looking for something to keep you cool on a hot summer night, these will do the trick. They’re heavy at 8lbs a set, but that’s exactly what we expect when purchasing real high quality cotton sheets.

These 1000 thread count sheets come in quite a few different colors listed below.  They are perfect for bold bedrooms and those who love rich colors.  Available in full, queen, king, and california king, just pick your bed size and let your personality show.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, ivory, sage, sky blue, burgundy, taupe, plum, grey, navy blue, medium blue

True Luxury 1000 Thread Count Deep Pocket Sheet Set

Thread Spread makes high quality sheets at affordable prices and this set is no exception to that rule. This set is a crisp sateen weave with 18” deep pockets, so it’s guaranteed to fit most mattresses.

They’re pretty comfy right out of the package and as long as you wash them according to the directions, they’ll stay that way! They seemed to get softer with each wash, with the softness plateauing at around 3 to 4 washes for us.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, Cream, Light Blue, Red, Burgundy, Taupe, Silver, Dark Brown, Dark Grey, Royal Egyptian Blue, Navy

Brielle 630 Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set

It’s the details that matter.  Quality materials are nothing with out quality workmanship, and with these charcoal sheets from Brielle, you get both. Be careful of counterfeits, though; some sellers claiming to be Brielle may actually be shipping their fake products in from overseas. The “See Available Sizes” button below will take you to the real deal!

630 thread count is a step up from the standard along with the ability to fit mattresses that are up to 17” deep.  These sheets will last you for years, they’ll be softer with each wash, and they fit snugly.

Made with single-ply yarns, this is a luxurious sheet set that will leave you anxious to go to bed every night.

The queen size fitted sheet is 60”x80”, the flat sheet is 90”x102”, and the pillow cases are 20”x30”.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: Stone, Brick Red, Chocolate, Linen Gray Stripe, Navy, Royal Purple, and Sage

Chateau Home Collection 1000 Thread Count

chateau home collection 1000 thread count egyptian cotton sheets

1,000 thread count sheets from Chateau Home Collection are certainly a treat.  In white, ivory, blue, lilac, or silver, they offer you an elegant and soft sheet set.

The deep pocket fitted sheet will fit any mattress up to 15 inches. They’re soft out of the package, but can be stiff after washing, so you may want to use a bit of fabric softener when washing.

When ordering these, make sure you check the “SOLD BY” seller name and see that it matches “Chateau Home”, because these products aren’t shipped internationally. Truly a high quality product!

Queen dimensions for these sheets are 60×80 inches for the fitted sheet, 90×102 inches for the flat sheet, and standard 20×30 inch pillow cases.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: White, Ivory, Blue, Lilac, Silver

pinzon pleated egyptian cotton

Pinzon 400 Thread Count

Pinzon by Amazon hit the mark with this 400 thread count sheet set.  100% Egyptian cotton in a pleated hem lends softness and beauty to your bed; you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how soft they are.

These are great sheets for cold sleepers, so if you have a tendency to stay cold or if you live in a northern area, these will help keep you warm. If they aren’t soft enough out of the package, try giving them a wash or two and they should soften up.

These are great for your main bedroom or to impress company in a guest bedroom.  Like all superior quality bedding, this set will only get better with time and with a few washes.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: Cloud, mocha, parchment, sterling, truffle

tribeca living sateen deep pocket california king sheets

Tribeca Living Deep Pocket 600 Thread Count

A set of 600 thread count silver sheets in California King size. With fabric of amazing quality and a fine sateen weave, Tribeca Living brand sheets won’t let you down.

Cal king sheets aren’t that common, but this set that’s made of single-ply yarn is a soft, smooth set that no California king bed should be without.

Fits a 24 inch thick mattress and comes with 4 pillow cases instead of the standard 2.

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: Silver, Grey

New york rainbow sateen white queen cotton sheets

New York Rainbow 24 Inch Deep Pocket 400 Thread Count

These soft, 400 thread count sheets from New York Rainbow are some of the best sateen Egyptian cotton sheet sets out there right now.

They’re made in the USA, available in a variety of colors, and are softer than even the best microfiber sheets.

Available in twin, twin xl, full, queen, short queen, olympic queen, king, and california king. The pockets are deep, so no worries if you have a thick mattress!

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: Black, White, Ivory, Sage, Pink, Brick Red, Wine, Mocha, Lilac, Gold, Taupe, Baby Blue, Peach, Chocolate, Navy Blue, Purple, Olive, Aqua Blue, Blood Red, Egyptian Blue, Elephant Grey, Hot-Pink, Parrot Green, Silver Greygrey, hot pink, parrot green, silver grey

Giza Dreams My Pillow 400 Thread Count

The inventor of My Pillow also saw fit to have his own sheets made. These sheets are made of some of the highest quality cotton available, Giza 88 cotton, and are a rare find indeed. Available in twin, full, queen, king, and california king. It’ll fit perfectly with your My Pillow!

Weave Type: Sateen

Colors Available: white, ivory, sage, blue, taupe, gray